The Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to make its own processor for their devices in 2016. This could be a big shock for the Qualcomm and MediaTek, whose processors are been used in Xiaomi devices.
Xiaomi will use these mobile processors only for their entry level or for budget handsets, while top of the line devices might still use a chipset made by Qualcomm. Xiaomi has already starting working on two SoCs that could power its Redmi line up of smartphones next year.
Making its own chipsets, especially for affordable smartphones, could help Xiaomi in reducing the costs of its material and also help it to compete with other smartphones. Xiaomi is not the only smartphone maker pursuing its own processor. Samsung started its own Exynos line of chipsets for smartphones some time back as well. Huawei too has its own Kirin line of chipsets that power many of its own smartphones.
The Chinese company has been very quiet about this information, so we have to wait for their final word about the new mobile CPU’s.